vintage cosmetic ads

Jean Shrimpton was the face of Yardley cosmetics in the 1960s. I just love these ads!

My mom actually had this Maybelline “ultra liner” still kicking around when I was in high school, and I remember that very container – a hard cake of black shadow. Moisten the brush with liner, and there you had it. It actually was way easier to use than pencil or liquid liner of today.

A grouping of rare cosmetic ads from the 50s and 60s.

A tanning ad from the early 70s. Good thing we know better now. Slather on the sunscreen, ladies!


roadside nostalgia

Since I absolutely love anything to do with Route 66, vintage road signs and ephemera, 1950’s diners and Americana…here are a few more pictures I’ve gathered. I think these are just so cool!


Vintage ad for Papaburger (good ol’ A&W, it does not get better my friends…I miss the South!)

Tad’s Chicken n’ Dumplings in Troutdale, Oregon 

The Steak n’ Shake in Springfield, Missouri

A cafe in Oklahoma…love the giant fiberglass figures, such an awesome relic!

Tacoma, Washington

Henry’s in Cicero, Illinois